Introduction

This guide will teach you how to properly replace the LCD screen and touch digitizer with frame. Precaution should be taken if handling a cracked screen to avoid cuts from broken glass. This repair may be needed if the screen is unresponsive to touch or the screen has been damaged or cracked.

  1. Insert a fingernail, or plastic opening tool, into the cutout on the back cover and pry outward to remove. Insert a fingernail, or plastic opening tool, into the cutout on the back cover and pry outward to remove.
    • Insert a fingernail, or plastic opening tool, into the cutout on the back cover and pry outward to remove.

  2. Pull the battery out of the phone. Remove the SD Card by sliding the card out as shown.
    • Pull the battery out of the phone.

    • Remove the SD Card by sliding the card out as shown.

  3. Remove the twelve 2mm JIS #00 screws from the mid-frame. Remove the twelve 2mm JIS #00 screws from the mid-frame.
    • Remove the twelve 2mm JIS #00 screws from the mid-frame.

  4. Using a plastic opening tool, remove the antenna extender from the bottom. Using a plastic opening tool, remove the antenna extender from the bottom. Using a plastic opening tool, remove the antenna extender from the bottom.
    • Using a plastic opening tool, remove the antenna extender from the bottom.

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  6. Using your fingers, remove the mid-frame. Using your fingers, remove the mid-frame.
    • Using your fingers, remove the mid-frame.

  7. Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the front and rear cameras from the motherboard. Remove the cameras from the phone. Remove the cameras from the phone.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the front and rear cameras from the motherboard.

    • Remove the cameras from the phone.

  8. Using a plastic opening tool, pry up the front facing speaker and remove it from the phone. Using a plastic opening tool, pry up the front facing speaker and remove it from the phone. Using a plastic opening tool, pry up the front facing speaker and remove it from the phone.
    • Using a plastic opening tool, pry up the front facing speaker and remove it from the phone.

  9. Disconnect the LCD from the motherboard with a plastic opening tool.
    • Disconnect the LCD from the motherboard with a plastic opening tool.

  10. Use a plastic opening tool to pry up the motherboard form the display housing. Remove the motherboard from the phone.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to pry up the motherboard form the display housing.

    • Remove the motherboard from the phone.

  11. Use your fingers to remove the flex cables from the phone. Use your fingers to remove the flex cables from the phone.
    • Use your fingers to remove the flex cables from the phone.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Just a note that the flex cables are stuck pretty well to the case. I didn’t rip them but I used a little heat from a hair dryer to soften the glue a bit.

christophergosnell - Reply

I somewhat agree with christophergosnell on this one but I did manage to lift up the ribbon cables using both my fingernails and a small, then, flat head screwdriver at just the right points. there is also a ribbon cable near the bottom of the phone that I had to transplant that is shown but you don’t include a picture of you even attempting to remove it. I didn’t pay attention what it connected to but I just made sure it went in the same spot on the new screen assembly. Other then that a pretty decent guide.

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